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What to watch tonight - Friday, Jul 31, 2020 - Room 104

Jul 31, 2020, Friday 12:00 AM

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Netflix Acquires Rights to 7 Popular Black Sitcoms

Jul 30, 2020, Thursday 10:30 AM

If you’ve been in the mood for Black sitcoms, Netflix has the fix for you: The streaming service has acquired the rights to seven classic Black sitcoms, the first of which will hit Netflix August 1. “Moesha” will become available on Netflix on August 1, following by the first three seasons of “The Game,” August 15; “Sister Sister,” September 1; “Girlfrie... more

What to watch tonight - Thursday, Jul 30, 2020 - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show, To Tell The Truth

Jul 30, 2020, Thursday 12:00 AM

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'Norsemen' Creators Reunite With Netflix on Animated Comedy Series 'Captain Fall' (Exclusive)

Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday 10:30 AM

Netflix has ordered a new animated comedy series from “Norsemen” creators Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen, the creatives’ first foray into the cartoon arts at a time when adult-focused animation is booming and live-action production has slowed or stopped in many territories. “Captain Fall” will track titular Jonathan Fall, a wet-behind-the-ears yet good-hearted sea captain who u... more

Edinburgh TV Festival Reveals 'Ones to Watch' 2020 Selections (Exclusive)

Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday 10:30 AM

The Edinburgh TV festival has revealed the 30 successful candidates selected for its popular ‘Ones to Watch’ program. Reflecting the nature of the U.K. television industry, more than 70% of the candidates, including producers, directors, writers and journalists, are freelance, and the rest are from leading production companies and broadcasters, including the BBC, Lime Pictures, True North and RDF. Of the 30 selected, 77% are women, 40% are fro... more

Stanley Tucci to Star in 'La Fortuna,' From AMC Studios, Movistar Plus, Alejandro Amenabar

Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday 10:30 AM

Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Lovely Bones,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) is set to star as a buccaneering treasure hunter in “La Fortuna,” a modern-day six-part adventure thriller from AMC Studios and Spain’s Movistar Plus, representing one of the most ambitious drama series to come out of Spain to date. Linking AMC Stu... more

Netflix Tops HBO With Record 160 Emmy Nominations

Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday 02:30 PM

Without “Game of Thrones,” HBO fell behind Netflix for the second time in the last three years in the overall Emmy nomination count as the streaming service dominated the Emmy nominee count on Tuesday with 160 nominations, setting a new record for the most nominations for a single network or streaming platform. Netflix’s 160 moms shattered HBO’s record from 2019, when the pay-cable network earned 137 nominations. This year, HBO came in a mor... more

Quibi Earns 10 Emmy Nominations in Rare Bright Spot for Struggling Streamer

Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday 02:30 PM

The fat wad of cash Quibi has spent on high-end programming paid dividends in one area, at least: Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streamer picked up 10 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations in short form categories. Of course, there’s no guarantee that Emmys nods (or even wins) can move the needle for Quibi, which has had a tough time signing up subscribers since the premium mobile ent... more

'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Workplace Under Investigation by WarnerMedia (Exclusive)

Jul 27, 2020, Monday 06:30 PM

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has become the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia following numerous accounts of workplace problems on the long-running daytime series, Variety has learned. Executives from show producer Telepictures and distributor Warner Bros. Television sent a memo to staffers last week saying they have engaged WBTV-owner Warner... more

'P-Valley' Renewed For Season 2 By Starz

Jul 27, 2020, Monday 06:30 PM

Starz has ordered a second season of P-Valley, Katori Hall’s breakout strip club drama based on her play Pussy Valley. The renewal comes amid strong viewership numbers for the drama series. P-Valley set a new record on the Starz App for most viewed series premiere at 17% above the previous high. The series has grown its viewership on the Starz App by 37% over the fir... more

Star Trek: Discovery: Season Three; CBS All Access Sets Premiere Date

Jul 27, 2020, Monday 06:30 PM

CBS All Access is taking subscribers back to the final frontier in October. The streaming service has announced that season three of the Star Trek: Discovery TV series will launch on Thursday, October 15th. There will be 13 episodes this time around — the first and second seasons had 15 and 14 episodes, respectively. New third season installments will be released e... more

Golden Globes Set Dates for 2021 Ceremony Despite Coronavirus Uncertainties

Jul 27, 2020, Monday 02:30 PM

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced key voting dates for the 78th annual Golden Globes. The ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 — pushed back almost two months from its annual early January date due to uncertainties from the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not clear yet if the awards show will be held in perso... more

Netflix Orders 'The Witcher' Prequel Series About the 'Origin of the Very First Witcher'

Jul 27, 2020, Monday 10:30 AM

Move over, Geralt of Rivia: Netflix has ordered “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” a prequel series that will tell the story of the “origin of the very first Witcher.” “Blood Origin” will be a six-part, live-action limited series, the streaming service announced Monday. Here’s its logline: “Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of ‘The Witcher,’ ‘Blood Origin’ will tell a story lost to ti... more